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. the green crab decimated fisheries and altered the local environment here. >> reporter: in the mississippi river, asian carp wipe out native fish. in the great lakes, zebra mussels are the problem. today, the challenge, contain invasive species before they get out of control. >> this problem is extremely serious and can cause environmental harm, economic harm, and harm even to human health. we're talking about over $100 billion worth of damage to the u.s. economy every year. >> reporter: for now, it's unclear what, if any damage, will occur in the pacific northwest. but tonight the experts don't like what they see. miguel almaguer, nbc news, san francisco. >>> when we come back, a big birthday for the first lady, though not the big one. and she celebrates with a new look. ♪ chances are, you're not made of money, so don't overpay for motorcycle insurance. geico, see how much you could save. >>> american airlines known by that instantly recognizable aa logo for so many years is tonight a little less recognizable because they have changed their look. in a big rollout campaign with accompany
't forget the fax machine, printer, your keyboard, your telephone. and if you sneeze in an environment like this, you can infect everyone. >> that quickly? >> that quickly. >> reporter: so why is it so much worse this year than last? doctors say the virus appears to mutate. >> as we get one type of immunity, it will change and develop another kind of flu virus that can be easier to spread and potentially more serious. >> reporter: this mutating flu still spreading fast. tom costello, nbc news, bethesda, maryland. >> dr. tanya benenson is our chief medical officer here at nbc. tanya, you were telling me before air you have handed out about 1,000 inoculations just to our employees here in new york. you're reporting a lot of first-timers this year. but to that question, is it too late to get the inoculation? >> it's not too late. we still hear the flu is spreading. if the flu is spreading, new people are getting the flu and that could be you if you haven't had it. it's definitely not too late. it takes two weeks to kick in so the earlier the better, still can get one. >> people who hear this e
deficits, and also to deal with our trade deficits, and create an environment where the businesses can grow in the united states. the most important thing is we come together with a comprehensive solution, not just working one piece or the other, but a comprehensive solution where we can start to grow the economy again for everybody. >> but the order in which we do things matters. first, raise the debt ceiling, allowing america to pay for its bills that it already racked up. then come up with a longer term plan that could put us back in fiscal good health. america's ability to meet its obligations should not be held hostage to an agreement on spending cuts. >>> retail sales went up by half a percentage in december. cars saw the biggest gain, jumping 1.8% at dealerships. other stores that see sales go up during the holiday season, like clothing and electronics, barely saw gains. while sales are expected to increase in 2013, it is slow going for now. for one thing, americans are getting a little less in their paycheck, now that the payroll tax holiday has ended. and a little less money means
, are they being exploited, are they in a safe environment, if they are children, are they underage, it's everywhere. it's not just prostitution that children are being put into. it's work environments. it's hard, grueling labor. and they're children. i mean -- >> taking advantage of many of these kids, right? all kinds of ways. >> absolutely. >> what is it in your personal background that drew to this issue? i always find it's something that drew you to this particular issue. >> it is. i just think that, you know, children they need someone to fight for them, they can't defend themselves, so they need an advocate, and, you know, they are our future. they are who we have to believe in and support, and i think any healthy adult, you know, is -- is a healthy child, someone who knew they were loved, knew they were believed in, knew they were cared for, protected and all of those wonderful things that none of these children have. i mean, look at them. they're horrifically abused from the beginning. >> a kid in haiti was telling me the story of how he was bought for ten dollars u.s. and i re
unemployment rate, none of which reflect a good economic environment. our goal is to have economic growth and create jobs. that's what we were elected to do. bill: we've seen in other states, florida for years, texas as well. what you would do is you would tax things that are currently not being taxed by the state, such as certain legal fees, accounting fees, spa services, and food. ultimately what would you get out of it? >> well, you have to look at some serious points. consumption-based sales and use tax very broad based on both goods and service efs is s is a very good economic driver as compared to the negative effect of income taxes which is a detriment to economic growth and jobs. what we believe is to expand the sales tax basin to goods and services, that is something that would absolutely create business activity, and therefore income and gdp growth and with that we were going to get rid of completely the negative taxes, which would be income taxes, both personal and corporate, and what that does is it will create jobs. bill: okay, now we -- i know you believe it's got a pretty g
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